Energy and the Evolution of Life

26 January 2006 at 10:25 pm 1 comment

I just got this book in the mail by Ronald F. Fox–Energy and the Evolution of Life.  Imagine my excitement as I read sentences like this:

“Biological organization and its evolution are consequences of the flow of energy through matter. . .” (2).

“Energy flow supports the existence of life’s dynamic molecular state and is the key to evolutionary trends that lead to more complex forms of life, especially multicellular forms that have muscle and nerve tissues” (5).

I will want to think more about flow and through and what this all means. . . Flow suggests fluid, and if it flows “through” matter, matter becomes a kind of conduit, a pipe, or a medium (like water to a wave).  And if the concern should be with energy flow, then energonomics should focus on increasing this flow, or improving the flow . . .


Entry filed under: books, energonomics, science.

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  • 1. The Evolution of Evolution « Scholaris Erratus  |  10 February 2008 at 10:32 pm

    […] Fox writes of the energonomics of evolution.  I wrote about this book a couple of years ago (see Energy and the Evolution of Life), when I first got the book.  It’s quite technical and elaborate, complete with scary […]


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